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Architectural Engineering Technology Specialization AAS

The Architectural Engineering Technology Specialization AAS degree (AAS_EDAE) is offered at LSC-CyFair and North Harris. For more information, please contact the Engineering Technology Department.

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Program Description

The engineering design graphics technology associate of applied science degree program prepares graduates for entry-level careers as engineering design technicians. Courses within the program include technical design graphics applications, computer-aided design software and programming, solid modeling design, applied strength of materials, statistics, technical specialty courses, and general academic courses.

The engineering design graphics technology associate of applied science degree is awarded for successful completion of the 62-69 semester credit hours required in degree plans. Students may specialize in architectural engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology or metal building drafting and design. Students desiring a less comprehensive program may consider the computer-aided design operator/drafting certificate. This certificate program includes 30 semester credit hours of required technical courses.

Graduates of the engineering design graphics technology associate of applied science degree possess the technical skills and knowledge to perform essential design layout, prepare supporting documentation, and create finished engineering documentation for production in the engineering, construction, or manufacturing industries. A wide variety of employment opportunities are available
to graduates.

The general education core and many technical courses will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact a counselor or faculty member at any of the colleges for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

Prerequisite Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition and Rhetoric I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3

TOTAL Prerequisite Semester Credits:

6

First Year Credit

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
CNBT 1311 Construction Methods & Materials 3
DFTG 1305 Technical Drafting 3
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-aided Drafting 3
MATH 1316 Trigonometry 3

TOTAL Credits for First Semester:

12

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
CNBT 1342 Building Codes & Inspections 3
DFTG 2331 Advanced Architectural Design 3
ENGL 1302 Composition & Rhetoric II OR 3
ENGL 2311 Technical Communications  
PHYS 1401 General Physics I 4

TOTAL Credits for Second Semester:

13

Third Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ARCE 1352 Structural Drafting 3
DFTG1 2319 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Sport OR 1
    Any One Credit Hour Physical Activity Course  

TOTAL Credits for Third Semester:

7

Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
DFTG 1317 Architectural Drafting - Residential 3
DFTC 2328 Architectural Drafting - Commercial 3
ARCE 1315 Structural Steel Detailing 3
ENTC 1343 Statics 3

TOTAL Credits for First Semester:

12

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ARTS 1304 Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3
DFTG 1371 Metal Building Systems I 3
ENTC 1423 Strength of Materials 4
Elective2   Speech Elective 3

TOTAL Credits for Second Semester:

13

Third Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
Elective3   Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
DFTG4 1391 Special Topics in Drafting and Design Technology OR 3
DFTG4 2338 Final Project - Advanced Drafting OR  
ENTC4 2380 Co-op Engineering Technology Technician  

TOTAL Credits for Third Semester:

6

Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for
Architectural Engineering Technology Specialization:

69

  1. Meets computer competency
  2. Choose elective from SPCH 1311, 1315, or 1321
  3. See college catalog for associate of applied science degree graduation requirements for a listing of electives.
  4. Capstone course
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